"OF ANY BEAST NONE IS MORE FAITHFUL FOUND": THE DOG BOOK, 1905 FIRST EDITION
WATSON, James D. The Dog Book: A Popular History of the Dog, with Practical Information as to Care and Management of House, Kennel, and Exhibition Dogs; and Descriptions of all the Important Breeds. New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter burgundy morocco gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $1685.
First edition of this highly detailed treatment of canines by variety, "as distinct members of the large and wonderfully differing family of the dog," illustrated by numerous photographs, paintings, and rare engravings. Two volumes handsomely bound.
This definitive treatise on the dog not only describes the characteristics of numerous breeds (including Spaniels, Pointers, Dalmatians, Poodles, Collies, Terriers, Bulldogs, Setters, St. Bernards, Danes, Mastiffs, Hounds, Beagles, Dachshunds, and Pomeranians), but also advises on the proper preparation of dogs for exhibition and shares the behind-the-scene activities of the typical dog show.
Interior clean, expert joint repairs to morocco-gilt bindings.